NC governor: GOP must prepare for scaled-back convention

Published: Jun. 2, 2020 at 5:15 PM CDT
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North Carolina’s governor said in a letter Tuesday that the GOP must prepare for a scaled-back convention in Charlotte because of the coronavirus pandemic despite demands from President Donald Trump for a full-scale, in-person event.

Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said in the letter to the top convention organizer and the national GOP chairwoman that he is happy to continue conversations over how to hold the convention safely and is still awaiting a safety plan requested by North Carolina officials.

The letter comes on the eve of a deadline from GOP officials that Cooper answer them by Wednesday on whether they can hold a full-scale convention in Charlotte in August.

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